in·​ter·​crop ˌin-tər-ˈkräp How to pronounce intercrop (audio)
intercropped; intercropping; intercrops

transitive verb

: to grow a crop in between (another)

intransitive verb

: to grow two or more crops simultaneously (as in alternate rows) on the same plot
intercrop noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Use conservation agriculture techniques such as minimal or no-till methods, intercropping (mixing crop types in one field), and cover cropping (introducing alternative crops in successive years on the same field). Peter Johnston, Quartz Africa, 20 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of intercrop was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Intercrop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition



in·​ter·​crop ˌint-ər-ˈkräp How to pronounce intercrop (audio)
: to grow two or more crops at one time on the same piece of land
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